White House Rejects NYT Column Attributed To Anonymous Official That Criticizes Trump

White House Rejects NYT Column Attributed To Anonymous Official That Criticizes Trump

White House Rejects NYT Column Attributed To Anonymous Official That Criticizes Trump

"So if the failing New York Times has an anonymous editorial, can you believe it, anonymous - meaning gutless - a gutless editorial - we're doing a a great job". She praised the free press as "important to our democracy" but assailed the writer, saying, "You are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions".

Greg Gutfeld said the controversial New York Times op-ed allegedly written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official "doesn't hurt Trump a bit".

Vice President Mike Pence also denied writing the opinion piece.

Mr Trump, a Republican, sought to portray the op-ed as a reflection of yet more anger by Democrats who have never accepted his surprise 2016 presidential election win.

US President Donald Trump is still furious over the anonymous op-ed.

"We have a lot of love in the administration, and the White House is, truly, as you would say, a well-oiled machine", he said. Short parts of Fear: Trump in the White House were published Tuesday in The Washington Post.

The firestorm caught up with Mattis and Pompeo in New Delhi, where the Secretary of State denounced the Times' decision to publish as "sad" and "disturbing".

He ordered aides to unmask the writer, and issued an extraordinary demand that the newspaper should reveal the author's identity to the government.

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"If that piece is true, if it's accurate, if it's actually I think they described it as a senior administration official they should not well have chosen to take a disgruntled, deceptive, bad actor's word for anything and put it in their newspaper", Pompeo said.

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He also attributed the op-ed to the "deep state", writing on Twitter, "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do. Our office is above such amateur acts", Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen said on Twitter.

In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump suggested that the op-ed was born of frustration from his political adversaries because his administration is doing well.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders branded the piece "pathetic, reckless, and selfish" and condemned the Times for publishing it.

When news organizations use an unnamed source, they are asking readers to trust the credibility of the information at a time of public distrust in the media. The anonymous author was gutless, the president said.

Anonymous officials who have been quoted in previous news reports have often been identified as "a senior White House official", which narrows the scope to people working specifically for the White House - instead of the broad number of agencies within the Trump administration, such as the Department of Education.

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